LeCulture Cafe

4.2
616 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Le Culture Café is a laidback, casual restaurant with upscale food. Owners Drew Matthews and Dennis Irving partnered together to open the location right in the heart of Detroit’s black bottom. Le Culture offers a sense of comfortability with a small yet diverse menu of delicious, savory, foods.

Parking is available behind the restaurant.
What 616 People Are Saying
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GG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Slow service, it was a bit cramped the tables are to close together, my husband couldn't cut his steak without the table rocking back an fourth, cook didnt know the difference between a medium well steak was brought out a rare steak

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CL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was impressed with the speed of service, and the food.

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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Great food!! Off to a great start!!!!!!

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience at le Culture Cafe. The food was good, had generous portions.

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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good service was bad waited a hour on a drink ...staff is very nice ...I would go back

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K
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a weekday evening to celebrate a birthday. It wasn’t packed at all. Food came out promptly and hot. Everything was good and this will become a regular spot.

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was some of the best food I ever had definitely will be back

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LS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent great birthday gift for my friend

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was top notched! However, to be considered fine dining, the service needs to be improved. I was sat immediately, but it took the server over 15 minutes just to bring water! Then another 15 to take our order. Although I didn’t say anything, my face said it all and another server/manager came over it assist, which was much appreciated. Some servers were wearing jeans and others all black. There should be a consistent look across the serving staff. The noise level was way too high. Again, something that doesn’t go with fine dining. It would be nice to have at least one drink refillable other than water.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The seating at the bar was very tight. No refills on the canned sodas. Overall the food was delicious, but I would’ve liked more than a tablespoon of vegetables with my lamb chops. I enjoyed myself. I would give this place another try.

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JL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The wait time to get an reservation was well worth it! The customer service was great! The atmosphere was chill and the food so delicious! I’ll definitely visit again.

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DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I came in for our anniversary, the food was amazing! We loved the music and cozy feeling of the restaurant. We just expected something a little more personal. No big, still enjoyed ourselves and will be a returning customer.

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the environment, food was great, service was excellent I would recommend this restaurant

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TR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, great environment, service was good I would recommend this restaurant to friends & family

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was salty and the kitchen messed up our orders..Food was ok at best..Nothing to write home about..

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AT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Contrary to many reviews, I really enjoyed it. We were seated within 10 mins of arrival and the appetizer came out within 5 mins of ordering. The main course took about 45 mins but it didn’t actually seem that long. Food was delicious and our waitress was courteous. I’ll be returning.

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E
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing. The only disappointing matter was my alcohol beverage was provided without liquor but our server remade the drink. Also we set for about 10 minutes before our waitress approached the table but once arrived the experience was awesome

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Joy for being an amazing part of our experience. There was also a woman bartender that is the greater of the blue margarita that was very accommodating. We had reservations for 6:30 but had to wait about 10 mins to be seated. This was not a problem for us. Once we were sat we were quickly greeted and the our order was taken. The food did take about 20 mins but time honestly felt like it passed quickly between the bread and our waitress checking on us. I would recommend this place a million times over because the food tasted amazing , the serving size, the service and the fact that it is a small business. Thank you for being apart out my 5 year anniversary

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, service was lack luster.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good and we had a great waitress! We will be back.. already have reservations for next month!

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KC
Detroit
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here a few times . The food is always good and the portions are big. The device is good . Looking forward to a few more menu options . I have definitely recommended to friends .

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Reservation was for 5:00pm, we arrived about 4:50pm. Ordered immediately, due to reviewing menu before arriving. Food didn't come out until almost an hour later. Food was delicious. Will return

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DM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The seasoning on the food was heavy. So it was very salty. Also I understand that it is reservation only. While waiting over an hour for my food I observed dozens of people turned away while several tables were unoccupied for hours.

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JL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too small we had hair in our food table so small couldn’t even put appetizers and drinks on the same table waitress was very soo

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c
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food.

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K
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Service needs work, long wait for food, mix up with orders, servers were not sure who ordered what. Food was good but customer service is way below my level of expectation.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. It’s a bit small but a lovely atmosphere will be back to this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My drink was so strong... thanks LoL

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great! Needs a liquor menu though. Service was good and fast

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YH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My new FAV!! I tried the salmon tower the first time. I was eage3r to come back because it was sooo good. Then I saw someone's Mamba Pasta topped with a whole lobster. I got the pasta and it was amazing too. My friend had the lobster mac and cheese and it was scrumptious.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 4

This was my second visit at le Culture
1st experience was EXCELLENT! I decided to try something new so I ordered the mamba pasta the presentation was beautiful but I noticed that pasta had no sauce! It was completely saturated in oil who would eat it!! When I asked to send it back the waiter said I would have to wait cus the kitchen is behind n have other orders to put out. No one never came by to apologize or even to accommodate the bill.

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CD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was great. We were greeted and seated within 2 minutes. Our waitess and food arrived in a timely manner as well. I was very pleased and I will return.

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CW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I follow Le Culture on Instagram and while I enjoyed the ambiance and thought the restaurant design and decor was amazing - the food was underwhelming. The service was good. It would have been great, if she checked in and made herself more available for the end. It took about 22 minutes to get the bill and close the transaction. Overall, I was excited to support the city of Detroit and their owner’s vision.

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PA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration at Le Culture was Awesome!!!! It started with great cocktails, the best wings I have ever had and the honey croissants were to die for. Next the main course..I had the Mamba pasta w/ chicken and shrimp my cousin had the bone in rib eye w/ garlic mash and broccoli. Both dinners were outstanding. They were seasoned and cooked to perfection. Finally dessert .... they only have one selection on the menu but that is all they need because the Black Bottom Cheese Cake is too good to be true. We had a beautiful evening filled with good food, good music and excellent customer service from our server Sasha. She was also awesome!!!! Le Culture I can’t wait to come back!!!!

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TR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love the restaurant. The service is great and the food is greater. I’ve read other reviews and I don’t understand how people can expect a restaurant whose service and food preparation is “made to order” to have your food ready in less than 15-20 minutes.
The wait staff is very pleasant and professional and remembered me from my first visit. Can’t wait for next visit in mid April.
Respectfully, Tony Runnels

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A
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I know is Lobster Grilled Cheese !!!! Mmmmm Yummy!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good but my waitress was very slow...👀👈

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Only issue was the non alcoholic beverage options. To spend $3.50 for Faygo red pop and no free refills? That’s ridiculous! But overall the food was outstanding. I will definitely be coming back but only drinking water! Lol !

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly cozy atmosphere, food was plated beautifully & EVERYTHING was DELICIOUS. Drinks were strong and mixed well, service was upbeat & personable. I will definitely return.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Our reservation was at 7, but upon arriving our table wasn’t ready so we sat in the waiting area for about 10 minutes. That wasn’t really an issue though. Our waitress was good and our food and drinks came out well. My friend had the salmon tower, which she said was delicious. My other friend had the steak and crab cakes and she said both were delicious. Everything looked so good from what I heard and saw, so I decided to try the culture wings and mambo chicken pasta. I loved the presentation of the culture wings, but flavor wise they were just ok to me. My pasta had good flavor and they give you large portion sizes. My only complaint was it was just way to much grease in the pasta that it literally was just sitting in it. I did take it home for lunch, but definitely need to pour some of that grease of it before eating it again. Overall the restaurant was nice, service was good, and the food was flavorful and I’m sure I would return again.

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